FFfAW Challenge – Don’t heap coals of fire on my head

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan!

Don’t heap coals of fire on my head
After the wild evening
Cajoled me to calm down instead
Oh my head is aching
I cringed when I thought about it
That practice made me look halfwit
I cringed ‘bout it
I cringed ‘bout it
Blighted me like some kind of twit

Don’t heap coals of fire on my head
Don’t call me names as well
I really need to go to bed
That lady made a spell
Can’t help but sigh like a wild wolf
Character in Virginia Woolf
Can’t help but sigh
Can’t help but sigh
A desperate and small wolf

Don’t heap coals of fire on my head
Close to losing my mind
I have to woo her and we wed
Which means I could be blind
I am in love, I think I am
I’m not sure, I am in a jam
I am in love
I am in love
It’s like I was hit by a tram*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Trijan Refrain


For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of March 20, 2018, Wordle 343 Mar 17 by brenda warren


Photo Challenge #204 – I hauled myself along the road

– Hossein Zare

I hauled myself along the road
With sharp turns and typhoons I rowed
Some snarling dogs along the way
In my mind, I saw and not stray
Stand tall, arms swinging in both sides as I strode

Other ways remained far apart
Some scars left doing my part
As I put down roots, trunk shoots up
Big or small, I have to getup
Challenge or hindrance, I don’t mind to restart*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* The Florette (Form No. 2)


For: Photo Challenge #204, Wordle 341 Mar 3 by brenda warren


Sunday Writing Prompt #243 “Core Beliefs”


A gradual crescendo in life
The gravity of what we do and like
All of a sudden we’re shattered by experience
When jealousy and greed is rife

Rattle your teeth and fly with birds
Bare truth is what comes around goes around
Electrifying moments which give us a kick
We also hurt others with words

Spread love with honey and jam
Always be kind and enjoy the blue seas
With excitement keep us on the edge of our seat
And we follow our own programme

Be positive and don’t worry
We don’t care about what we cannot change
Even when we are hurt, somehow karma is there
Be happy for we are all free*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* RemyLa Rhyme Form


For: Sunday Writing Prompt #243 “Core Beliefs”, Wordle 340 Feb 24 by brenda warren


Thursday photo prompt – Dusk #writephoto


Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds
Light in the middle of the sea
Can you not tell I come with plea?
And up the sky cotton cloud shrouds
Only glitch is I fall in ditch
A seam of mystery enshrouds
I am lost and my world’s empty
Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds

Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds
Nothing seems to be right you see
Boils down to being you as key
I sometimes see you in the crowds
Could be such a kitsch which is which
Darkness begins the overclouds
Will my life be bright or gloomy?
Mighty dusk comes with silver clouds*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* High Octain


For: Thursday photo prompt – Dusk #writephoto, Wordle 332 Dec 30 by brenda warren

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Friday Fictioneers – Butterfly, flower, I

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

As the wind whispers, a butterfly hovers and I ponder
Will it know that there’s no more nectar?
That the sultry weather, made the flower falter?
And I sway and sweat in the veranda

A moment of tangency, for us three
The butterfly, the flower and I
I close my eyes, asking all the whys
The flower’s dead, the mocha butterfly and I sigh

Situation so fragile, a day so blissful
As I flicker my eyelashes
Widen my pupils, forget all battles
We’re all separated, what’s the fuzz?*

(c) ladyleemanila

* Triquatrain form


For: 23 February 2018 Friday Fictioneers, Bonus Wordle “Moment of Tangency”


Sunday Photo Fiction – Can’t you see the sign?

© Sascha Darlington

Can’t you see the sign? Stop right there then
This is madness, you can’t follow me here
And as if the wind urges you to veer
Don’t let me shout, I’ll even count to ten
Although I miss you, I’d stay in my pen
The memory lingers on, that is clear
The sound of your voice still gives me a tear
You’ve hurt me, I have no power left then

No one has the sand to stand against fate
In this respect the sands of time run out
So please, do not go further than the gate
The story ends here and we live without*

(c) ladyleemanila 2018

* Italian sonnet


For: Sunday Photo Fiction – February 18th 2018, Wordle 339 Feb 17 by brenda warren

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Thursday photo prompt – Between #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent

As the gentle path runs between two fields
A spectacle of mint coloured grass sway
Rolling hill with rows of trees at the outfield
My bike spins its wheels as I go through my day
Missing the post at the bend of the road
Hoping to get his message by the tree
Cursive ink script on the paper showed
A sense of excitement like a bumblebee
He’s been here and asking for forgiveness
Between every sunrise and the sunset
We have to sort our unfinished business
I tried so hard but still he I can’t forget
Between heaven and earth, between two souls
Between two hearts, we meet to become whole

(c) ladyleemanila 2018


For: Thursday photo prompt – Between #writephoto, Wordle 337 Feb 3 by brenda warren

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